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Media, Technology and Family: Changing Concepts of Relatedness in (and beyond) India

  • Wann 14.01.2016 00:00 bis 15.01.2016 23:59
  • Wo Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Invalidenstr. 118
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Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



Due to a multitude of social and technological developments over the last four decades or so, the concepts and structures of family as well as the practices of relatedness are currently subject to profound transformation processes. What are, for instance, the repercussions of new assisted reproductive technologies on the structures and concepts of family and gender relations? How do digital media practices interact with the changing notion of family as something which is not a given, but rather something you 'do', especially in the context of labour migration and geographically dispersed families? And what exactly changes when the 'doing' of family and relatedness involves 'new' instead of 'old' communication media - i.e. Skype and Facebook instead of letters, home videos or the landline? These are just three questions which may serve to illustrate the complex interlocking of communication media and new technologies with the disaggregation of sexuality and reproduction on the one hand, and with the increasing dissociation of work/place and family on the other. The workshop is thus interested in the intersections of Gender and Media Studies, Science and Technology Studies as well as Indian (and South Asian) Family Studies and shall serve as a platform for discussion on this emerging research area.


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ZtG-Veranstaltungskategorie: Gender-Veranstaltungen der Institute/Fakultäten der HU